For many veterans the battle does not end when they complete their service. Glen Oaks Hospital provides specialized care for veterans in crisis, providing care that reflects their unique challenges in an empathetic and understanding environment.

Veteran Mental Health Services

Honoring Our Veterans: Specialized Mental Health Services at Glen Oaks Hospital

At Glen Oaks Hospital, we hold a deep appreciation for the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces. We understand that the journey of a veteran is unique and that their mental health needs may differ from those of the general population. That’s why we take great pride in offering specialized veteran mental health services that honor the sacrifices made by our veterans and meet them where they are.

Serving Veterans in Crisis

Not everyone has the same life experiences as our military service members, and your mental health treatment should reflect that. Veterans often face challenges that are distinct from civilian life. They may carry the weight of traumatic experiences, combat-related trauma, sexual trauma, or military sexual trauma, which can leave a lasting impact on their mental health.

Unfortunately, veterans are at a higher risk of experiencing mental health issues, including suicide. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), veterans make up an estimated 18% of all deaths by suicide in the United States. The suicide rate among veterans is 1.5 times higher than the rate among non-veterans.

Removing Barriers to Care

We understand that veterans may encounter obstacles when seeking mental health services, whether due to a lack of awareness about available resources, the stigma surrounding mental health issues, or physical and financial barriers. Glen Oaks Hospital is committed to eliminating these barriers and ensuring that veterans have access to the care they deserve.

Our Commitment to Veterans:

  • We offer specialized veteran mental health services to provide immediate care for veterans in crisis or at risk of suicide.
  • Our comprehensive services include crisis and suicide care and are available to any individual who has served.
  • We provide in-person assessments and inpatient and outpatient medication management to address the unique needs of veterans.

Trauma-Informed Care for All

It’s important to note that veterans are not the only group at higher risk of experiencing trauma and suicide. This also applies to first responders, healthcare workers, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. At Glen Oaks Hospital, we recognize the diverse needs of these groups and provide trauma-informed care to help them on their journey to recovery.

Your Journey Begins with Us

If you or your loved one is a veteran in need of specialized mental health care, Glen Oaks Hospital is here to help. Our veteran staff understands the unique perspective and challenges you face. We invite you to reach out to us at 903-454-6000 to start your journey towards mental health and well-being. Your sacrifices are honored, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

Help and hope are closer than you think.

If you know someone who may need mental health treatment, contact us today.